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 Dictionary entry overview: What does asymmetry mean? 

  The noun ASYMMETRY has 1 sense:

1. (mathematics) a lack of symmetry

  Familiarity information: ASYMMETRY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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(mathematics) a lack of symmetry

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Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


asymmetry; dissymmetry; imbalance

Hypernyms ("asymmetry" is a kind of...):

spatial property; spatiality (any property relating to or occupying space)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "asymmetry"):

geometrical irregularity; irregularity (an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern)

lopsidedness; skewness (an oblique or slanting asymmetry)

radial asymmetry (the absence of symmetry about an axis)

handedness; laterality (the property of using one hand more than the other)

footedness (the property of favoring one foot over the other (as in kicking a ball))

eyedness (the property of favoring one eye over the other (as in taking aim))


symmetry ((mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane)

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